Dates are now locked in – the meet-up is set for Saturday 4th November at the National Railway Museum in York – I believe there is a footpath that will get you to the museum from York Railway Station (they’re right next to each other). Parking is relatively limited in the surrounding area but it was reasonably easy to find somewhere last time I visited. If you’re looking to park – i’d strongly advise preparing a number of options in advance, I think there’s a park and ride too.
The museum is free to enter all year around, but i’d strongly recommend leaving a donation as you enter – it’s greatly appreciated by the museum and helps them to continue the amazing work that they do.
If you haven’t ever been to the NRM then you’re in for a treat, many of the most famous locomotives and other historical railway items are there, it’s awe inspiring being next to such locomotives as the Mallard and Evening Star. Last time I was there, some locos even had open cabs that you could explore.
Unless i’m able to secure a room somewhere at the NRM, let’s aim to meet up at the turntable in the main hall (it’s the first thing you’ll see as you descend the stairs from the entrance).
I’m aiming to get to the area on Friday night so I can be there from opening at 10am – but there’s nothing set about the time, so turn up whenever is convenient to you – I’m aiming to be there until closing!
Hopefully it’ll be a great opportunity to meet people you talk to on the chat during streams, put names to faces and create new friendships.
If you can’t make it to York – don’t worry, if this is a successful event and the consensus is that we should do more then I am looking to arrange some more events perhaps on preserved railways or other locations which will move around the country so as to make it more accessible to more people.
If there are particular ideas you have for what you’d like to see, do, talk about at the event then leave a comment – just remember it’s an MPTV event and *not* a Dovetail event, so the usual restrictions on what I can and can’t talk about will still apply 🙂
If there are any changes to this, i’ll post them here and also update via the streams and on Discord.
Hoping to see as many as possible of you there!